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Julia Beyer
The Trick Is To Keep Breathing - based on 2 Polaroids

2016

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'The Trick is to keep Breathing’, 2017, 20 x 32,2 cm, edition 3/10, Digital C-Print based on a Mixed Media Polaroid diptych. Numbered and signed on the back by the artist. “The Trick Is To Keep Breathing” Created as a contribution for the theme “(To) Breathe” as part of the 12:12 Project, Julia created a Polaroid diptych with added elements like a feather and stars, inspired by the song of the same name of indie band Garbage.

 Julia’s work is showing and in the permanent collection of the Bombay Beach Biennale. (view additional images) Artist Statement “Since my childhood days I always loved taking photos, but for unknown reasons instant film never really caught my attention. After I saw the works of a friend who happened to be a gifted Polaroid photographer, I was totally mesmerized and the desire to shoot with instant film constantly grew in me. But for as long as I can think music has always been my main preoccupation. I somehow always feel the need to create, but my focus shifted more and more from making music to instant photography and it grew into something much more fulfilling and pure. Sometimes, these two passions even come together when I am able to provide my photos for album artworks – this makes me incredibly happy. As I always have been very introverted and reclusive I often drift off into my own inner world. The dreamlike landscapes and surreal atmospheres in my work are the visualization and the result of these imaginations. Another influence on my photography is my essential need to travel the world. But I am not interested in documenting the places I see like they are but rather love to create otherworldly scenes by adding the dreamlike texture of instant film, serving me as a needful escape from reality.” Artist Biography Julia Beyer is an analogue photographer from Germany. She mainly works with instant film to express her inner visions that often show dreamlike landscapes and surreal atmospheres. After being more known for her musical endeavors as the singer of the dreampop band Chandeen, she began to delve into this photographic art form in 2014 and since then expands her portfolio continuously. Her work has been published in various international print and online publications. Since 2017, she is a member of the renowned "12:12 Project", a worldwide collective of female Polaroid photographers. Selected Press and Publications: Feature in “Photodarium” Calendar 2016, 2017 and 2018 (Germany) Print feature in Monochrome Mag issue four: Instant (Australia) Print feature in Double Exposure Zine, Issue 2 // Vacancy (USA) Shoot Film UK, Issue #001 “Overexposed” (UK) Feature in The Impossible Project Magazine Artwork photography for albums “Sleep To Dream” and single "Surreal" for US Shoegaze band Whimsical, Ljungblut (Zeromancer solo project) single "Satellitt" and Chandeen album "Forever And Ever" Collective exhibition “Untold Instant Stories” by The Impossible Project (Berlin)

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  • Dimensions
    H 9.45 in. x W 12.68 in. x D 0.04 in.H 24 cm x W 32.2 cm x D 1 mm
  • Gallery Location
    Berlin, DE
  • Reference Number
    LU65233751821
  • Seller Reference Number
    Julia Beyer #003
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